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Eye ABCDs OF GLAUCOMA

This is a mnemonic for the drugs used in glaucoma

A.A.B.C.D.E or EAT PAL :-)

Alpha agonist (non-selective) : Epinephrine
Alpha2 agonist : Apraclonidine
Beta blocker : Timolol
Cholinomimetic : Pilocarpine
Diuretic: Acetazolamide, Mannitol
Eicosanoid: Latanoprost

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Show Teeth Some more info on glaucoma!

EATPAL + GUM

Glycerin (oral)
Urea
Mannitol (IV)
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Smile and even more :)

The mechanism of drugs affecting the ciliary system.

  • Increased Outflow (UP)
  • Decreased Secretion (DOWN)
"Up and down is just for memorization."

So the drugs can be remembered by this jingle :

Up down down
Up down up


Up down down
Up down up

Up down down
Up down up


Coming back to EATPAL

Epinephrine (UP)
Apraclonidine (Down)
Timolol (Down)
Pilocarpine (up)
Acetazolamide (down)
Latanoprost (UP)

Up down down
Up down up
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Great work mle guy! Thanks a lot for this valuable info
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Idea! thanks a lot

Thanks a lot for sharing this smart mnemonics
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